• South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act

    Effective date: May 17, 2018

    The General Assembly expanded state law to require employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The law set the following requirements for employers:

    • must make reasonable accommodations for an applicant for employment or an employee unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business
    • may not deny employment opportunities to a job applicant or employee if the denial is based on the need of the employer to make reasonable accommodations
    • may not require a job applicant or an employee to accept an accommodation that the applicant or employee chooses not to accept, if the applicant or employee does not have a known limitation related to pregnancy, or if the accommodation is unnecessary for the applicant or employee to perform the essential duties of her job
    • may not require an employee to take leave under any leave law or policy of the employer if another reasonable accommodation can be provided
    • may not take adverse action against an employee in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation

    Please see link below for poster explaining the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act. The poster is available in both English and Spanish and may be accessed through the links below.
    South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act - English Poster

    South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act - Spanish Poster